Derrick Rose Says Knee Injury Was Closest Thing to Death

I didn’t know Rose spoke Hyperbole.

Learn something new every day. Rose went into details about what it felt like in the moments after realizing he had hurt his knee.

“I remember (the injury),” Rose said recently in an interview with Comcast SportsNet Chicago, his first since the injury. “I remember everything. I remember jumping in the air and coming back down, and just that popping sound. I felt it actually tear when I laid all the way out and it just let go.

“I didn’t have that that much pain after that. In the beginning I did, but I didn’t want to yell or anything. When that happened, all I could think about was people just talking. You could hear the whole arena, people just whispering all around — one of the things, like ‘Not again. Come on, man. First game back. We had the win’ — and I was just hoping [it was] nothing serious.

“Then we got to the hospital, got in the MRI machine, the whole time praying. Dr. Cole, the Bulls’ doctor, came up to me and told me it was torn. I couldn’t believe it. That’s the closest thing to death, the closest to death I’ve got to right there, where it just seemed like the wind and everything was taken out [of me].”

Rose came out with a viral video saying he will come back stronger than ever. He is young, so it is possible, we just have to wait and see.